Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is where people suffer from obsessive compulsory repetitive behaviour in relation to a process, item(s) or thoughts. OCD behaviour is usually associated with elements of fear or anxiety. As the name suggests its main features are made up of obsessiveness and compulsion.
The ‘Obsessions’ are fear based and can relate to anything from thoughts, items, situations, order, arrangement, symmetry etc. They are automatic frequent and can be upsetting or distressing if not completed. The fear element that something may go wrong if they are not attended to makes them very difficult to control or to stop doing them. Obsessions may cause anxiety disgust depending on their nature. The obsessions can seem illogical, counterintuitive and even disconnected. They can involve obsessions about contamination, uncertainty, order or symmetry, guilt, responsibility for preventing harm or other taboo thoughts. It is because of these obsessions that people develop avoidant or compulsive behaviours in an attempt to try and avoid or decrease the distress associated with the obsession for the suffer.
The ‘Compulsion’ to behave in a certain manner is controlled by anxiety associated with the obsession. This may include excessive cleaning, checking, repetitive actions, touching, ordering, arranging, counting, ritualistic behaviours etc., which are all designed to reduce the fear element of not doing them, thus reducing the anxiety associated with them. Because the compulsion reduces the anxiety, the belief in the behaviour encourages the repetition of the behaviour in order to prevent the feared outcome occurring, thus becoming more powerful and unavoidable every time it is triggered.
The cause of OCD is not exactly known but stress and traumatic experiences would appear to be connected to it. Research demonstrates that OCD effects communication between the front part of the brain (the orbital cortex) and deeper structures (the basal ganglia). As a result, OCD interferes with the processing of information within the brain and is associated with both obsessions and compulsions behaviour designed to relieve the fear associated with it. OCD is assessed on the person’s symptoms.
Rachman, (1997) proposed in ‘A cognitive theory of obsessions’ that “obsessions were caused by catastrophic misinterpretation of the significance of one’s intrusive thoughts”. Rachman also suggested that exposure to stressful situations can result in obsessions.
Statistics on OCD
- OCD can occur at any age.
- Nearly half of the adults with OCD reported it commenced in childhood.
- OCD suffers on average visit four doctors and spend approximately nine years seeking treatment before they are correctly diagnosed.
- Studies have found that OCD suffers have to wait up to 17 years before they receive appropriate treatment.
- 1 in 50 adults in the USA suffer from OCD.
The anxiety associated with OCD occurs when danger is anticipated and which may occur if a certain ritual be it behavioural, process, thoughts or arrangement of items are not followed. This associated fear / anxiety can cause unexplained terrifying emotions, sensations or feelings, that really interferes with one’s life, cognitive ability and the ability to process emotions and feelings when in an anxious state.
To understand how anxiety occurs please visit the Anxiety page on this site.
Professional male suffering from OCD had to leave his shoes in a certain position every night and when he parked his car the radio had to be set to a particular radio station and a set volume and it this was not done then he had a fear that something bad would happen. With just one session of combo therapy techniques his OCD completely dissolved. He could leave his shoes where he liked at night and leave his car without pre-setting the radio station following his treatment.
How Combo Therapy differs from other therapies
The difference between combo therapy and other therapies is that the other therapies then to focus on the triggers and coping mechanism, whereas Combo Therapy focuses in on the nucleus of the issue / fear/ anxiety and by using its newly developed techniques , Combo Therapy dissolves the problem that causes the OCD , deactivating its nucleus along with the associated behaviour, feelings, emotions and sensations resulting in the person suffering OCD no longer experiencing any obsessions or compulsions .
THE GOOD NEWS is that with just one session of Combo Therapy, OCD can be completely stopped. You can ask yourself, is it that simple and the answer is “YES” with combo therapy.
Combo Therapy has been developed as a result of 34 years of dealing with people’s experiences of negative emotions and feelings as a result of life’s traumatic experiences; together with nearly 10 years of research into the psychological effects of trauma on behaviour.
Combo therapy has been designed to identify all cycles of OCD within the body and mind through a new technique and dissolve the anxiety and fearful feelings within the Survival Unit’s memory database. Clients simply are unable to connect with any of their OCD feelings before the they leave, after the combo therapy session. This release allows client to move on with their lives with increased positivity, and energy which also benefits their physical and mental state of health and wellbeing.
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Combo Therapy’s Services
Combo Therapy provides an array of services to heal all of your issues, problems or concerns in a fast, effective and lasting way
Hypnotherapy simply harmonies the right and left side of the brain so that positive suggestions may be placed into the subconscious and become part of your behaviour. It is important to note that only the positive suggestions that you want will be accepted in to your subconscious. You are in control at all times.
Hypnotherapy is an excellent healing tool for issues such as Anxiety, Fears, O.C.D., Dyslexia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Bullying, lack of confidence, phobias etc.
EFT used the same energy lines / meridians used in traditional acupuncture, to treat both physical, and emotional issues, without the use of needles. Instead of needles, EFT uses a simple tapping pattern with your fingertips to release negative emotions, feelings and trapped energy. This has the effect of restoring the mind and body’s energy levels which are essential for optimal health and well-being.
How Reiki works – When a Reiki practitioner is administering healing, the practitioner becomes a conductor of Universal Energy. The Universal Energy is drawn into the person receiving the Reiki treatment when they are low in energy. This energy has a healing effect and will automatically go to the area that requires healing, which may be on either of their physical, mental, emotional or spiritual levels.
How energy affects our body – Everything is composed of energy, the physical component of an atom is only about 1% – the other 99% is composed of energy. There is a rule in physics that says that energy must always be balanced. Our body is made up of energy: we absorb energy from the food we eat; we spend energy when we exert ourselves. Everything we touch, taste, see, smell or hear is converted in to electrical impulses (energy) and is passed into our brain. When we are healthy our body’s levels of energy are high and balanced; the energy then flows freely throughout our body. When we are stressed or bothered, our energy level is low and the flow of energy is interrupted or blocked by issues or emotions that may result in ‘Dis-Ease’ in our mind and body. If this state is left untreated the ‘Dis-Ease’ can turn into ‘Disease’ and may result in ill health. Reiki has the power to release blocked energy within the body, thus assisting and balancing the energy flowing throughout the body. Reiki is a healing tool for most conditions, although it is not an instant cure. The longer a condition exists the longer it will take to heal. Reiki is usually administered over four to five sessions.
Combo Bereavement Therapy quickly identifies the problem areas where grieving appears to have become an issue. Then with its soft and gentle approach, Combo Therapy gently releases the problematic grieving emotions, fears or concerns that are causing the problem and thus allowing the person grieving to heal and move on with their lives. This powerful bereavement release technique works in just one session.
Why Choose Combo Therapy
- Combo Therapy is totally confidential
- Combo Therapy’s approach is both emphatic and sensitive in relation to all issues
- Combo Therapy is very powerful in identifying and dissolving all issues, problems, or emotions
- Combo Therapy is fast and effective with most issues being resolved in just one session
- Combo Therapy cares about you and takes pride in restoring peace of mind and well-being to all of their clients.
What Our Client’s Say
When asked some time after his treatment how was his OCD he replied “That’s all gone, I don’t have to do that any more”